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There are no words for this [Mar. 12th, 2006|12:00 pm]
Arvind Narayanan

Oh. My. God.

Did anyone watch it live? What were your feelings when you were watching it?

[User Picture]From: rfc9000
2006-03-12 01:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, I saw it live.
"Unbelievable" is the closest word to describe the feeling.

Also a bit of "pity" for poor Mick Lewis. This should in all likeliness be the end of his cricketing career :)
As soon as his spell got over in the 47th over, I wanted to update wikipedia with his world record of ODI century by a bowler, but someone already beat me to it. LOL.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-03-12 01:42 pm (UTC)
I have seen a few amazing innings myself, but I would trade all of them to have watched this game live. I guess this is a sort of revenge for South Africa for the 1999 World Cup semifinal cliffhanger, although its a pity it wasn't on a greater stage. I can't wait to buy the DVD.

I hadn't realized no bowler had ever made a century in ODIs. That's amusing.
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[User Picture]From: skthewimp
2006-03-12 08:42 pm (UTC)
martin Snedden of NZ had "scored" a century in the 1983 world cup, but those were the days when matches were 60 overs a side and so a bowler could bowl 12 overs. he had some 12-0-105-0 or something (not sure; check cricinfo)

and i still can't understand why ponting gave 10 overs to lewis when lee hardly bowled 8!!
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[User Picture]From: rfc9000
2006-03-13 07:23 am (UTC)
he wanted to get lewis out of the team. whats why :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-12 03:53 pm (UTC)
It was the best chase PERIOD. And with this will begin the Aussie decline. No McGrath and no warne and all of a sudden the bowling looks pedestrian. Gibbs got his revenge. Remember his famous drop catch of Waugh :) He rode his luck and now people will think a little more before calling them chokers. Boucher played the innings of his life. A great match all the way
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From: nicertry
2006-03-12 03:55 pm (UTC)
1. wow for -- arvindn posting abt cricket!
2. i found the decision to hold back lee and underbowl him absolutely baffling!
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[User Picture]From: kadambarid
2006-03-12 08:27 pm (UTC)
I didn't quite manage to watch the match (the reason being- the channel wasn't available where I was staying during the weekend!:( Unfortunate. Very.
Me and dad were like - would've gone to the ends of the earth,nah, the Universe, for such a match.
After Australia's ballet at the crease, thought it would be a no go for SA- but what a chase it must've been...
Eventually caught the details after the night's "flash" news!
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[User Picture]From: kadambarid
2006-03-12 08:51 pm (UTC)
And in a fit of generosity, I've decided to forgive myself for letting you beat me to the post!;P
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-03-12 09:01 pm (UTC)
The essence of the blogging world is millions of chattering monkeys all saying the same thing. My post doesn't in any way disqualify you from making one on the topic :) Besides, this is a once-in-several-lifetimes event, so I'm sure everybody's going to be talking about it.
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[User Picture]From: kadambarid
2006-03-12 09:05 pm (UTC)
And, in another fit of generosity forgive myself for being a lazy bum and procrastinating...:)
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